Change, Choice and Inference: A Study of Belief Revision and Nonmonotonic Reasoning

Change, Choice and Inference: A Study of Belief Revision and Nonmonotonic Reasoning

by Hans Rott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198503067

ISBN-13: 9780198503064

Pub. Date: 12/01/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Change, Choice and Inference develops logical theories that are necessary both for the understanding of adaptable human reasoning and for the design of intelligent systems. The book shows that reasoning processes - the drawing on inferences and changing one's beliefs - can be viewed as belonging to the realm of practical reason by embedding logical theories into

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Overview

Change, Choice and Inference develops logical theories that are necessary both for the understanding of adaptable human reasoning and for the design of intelligent systems. The book shows that reasoning processes - the drawing on inferences and changing one's beliefs - can be viewed as belonging to the realm of practical reason by embedding logical theories into the broader context of the theory of rational choice. The book unifies lively and significant strands of research in logic, philosophy, economics and artificial intelligence. It elaborates on the relevant theories and provides a mathematically precise foundation for the thesis that large parts of theoretical reason can be subsumed under practical reason.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198503064
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Series:
Oxford Logic Guides Series, #42
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

0. Overview
1. Doxastic States and Their Representation
2. Epistemology and Belief Change
3. Changing Doxastic States: Two Complementary Perspectives
4. Concepts of Theoretical Rationality: Postulates for Belief Change and Nonmonotonic Reasoning
5. Foundational Belief Change Using Nonmonotonic Inference
6. A General Concept of Practical Rationality: Constraints for Coherent Choice
7. Coherentist Belief Change as a Problem of Rational
8. Revealed Preferences: Understanding the Theory of Epistemic Entrenchment
Appendices A; B; C; D; E
References
Index of Symbols
Index of Names
Subject Index

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